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Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

Top Stories

Why doesn’t deep-brain stimulation work for all?

School of Medicine researchers mapped nine functional networks in the deep-brain structures of 10 healthy people, an accomplishment that could lead to improved therapy for severe cases of Parkinson’s disease and other conditions.

Levy named 2019-20 Freund Teaching Fellow

Artist Dana Levy, whose work frequently explores tensions between the constructed and natural worlds, has been appointed the 2019-20 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow. The fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Sam Fox School.

East end garage changes planned for spring

Parking & Transportation Services will be modifying parking spaces in the east end garage to improve traffic flow and better accommodate visitors. The team also shares reminders about parking office hours and shuttle service during winter break.

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5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

‘Ghost Sanctuary’ panel discussion

10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

December recognition ceremony

3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15

‘Messiah’ sing-along

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Campus Announcements

Sustainability awards nominations sought

The Office of Sustainability seeks nominations of university faculty, staff and students or projects that exemplify leadership in sustainability. Nominations are due Wednesday, Dec. 18. 

Washington People

James DuBois

James DuBois

The School of Medicine’s James DuBois, DSc, PhD, helps researchers from all over who have had lapses in laboratory compliance or research ethics, providing strategies and resources to help them get back on track.

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WashU in the News

Do women and people of color running for president get to be as angry as Joe Biden?

The Washington Post

NBA should trim schedule to 68 games, says Washington University sports business director


New drug appears to slow effects of cystic fibrosis, offering hope to long-suffering patients

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lack of specialists to blame for premature deaths in rural patients, study suggests

St. Louis Public Radio

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B.A. ‘Dolph’ Bridgewater, emeritus trustee, 85

Dolph Bridgewater photoA memorial service and celebration of life honoring Bernard Adolphus “Dolph” Bridgewater Jr. will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Graham Chapel. Bridgewater, an emeritus trustee of the university, died Oct. 31, surrounded by loved ones. He was 85.

Campus Voices

‘A semester of momentum’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares reflections as the fall 2019 semester comes to a close. “I’m also proud of all we’ve accomplished, and look forward to seeing all we’ll continue to do as we increase our momentum and bolster the strong legacy upon which this university was built.”

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Research Wire

David T. Curiel, MD, PhD, at the School of Medicine, received a $2.2 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support his lab’s research into using viruses to deliver the CRISPR gene-editing machinery to the correct location inside the body.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: When Andrew D. Martin became chancellor earlier this year, he also became the second alumnus to lead Washington University in its 166-year history. Who was the first?
A) Thomas H. Eliot B) David F. Houston
C) Ethan A.H. Shepley D) George R. Throop

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